Abold and exciting exploration of the relationship and interactions between humans, the human landscape and the earth, looking at a diverse range of case studies from the nineteenth-century city to the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.
ROD GIBLETT is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. He is the author of Sublime Communication Technologies and The Body of Nature and Culture (both published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Quaking Zone: Where Body, Land and Mind Meet PART I: UNCANNY Alligators, Crocodiles and the Monstrous Uncanny The Nether World of the Uncanny City of Dreadful Night PART II: WORLD WAR S(UB)LIME Earth and Water in the Slime of World War I Trench Warfare Fire and Air in the Sublime Bombing of Cities in World War II Aerial Warfare PART III: PHOTOGRAPHIC SUBLIME AND UNCANNY Wilderness to Wasteland: The Sublime, the Picturesque and the Uncanny in the Photography of the American West The Role of Australian Landscape and Wilderness Photography PART IV: MINDSCAPES Land Health and Mental Health: A New Field of Research Nurturing Biodiversity and Well-Being on Farms Terrifying Prospects and Resources of Hope: Minescapes, Timescapes and the Aesthetics of the Future PART V: WATER-BODIES A Natural History of Natural, Unnatural and National Disasters Black and White Water: Cross-Cultural Colour-Coding of the Life-Blood of the Earth-Body Notes Bibliography Index